Every now and then, my craving for sushi gets the best of me. This time I chose Fuji Ya Hibachi & Sushi for lunch, which is conveniently located off I-285 across from Northlake Mall in Tucker. The restaurant is located in a strip mall near the Best Buy store.
I found a seat at the Sushi Bar and marked my menu with my sushi choices. Service was great from the start. The Sushi Chef was friendly and began preparing my sushi right away. Fuji Ya is linked by a corridor to the Lucky Key Chinese Restaurant located next door. Lucky Key has been open since 1988.
Fuji Ya has an extensive sushi and sashimi menu with some “off the eatin’ path” picks such as North Red Clam, Smelt Egg, Squid and Octopus as well as more common fish choices. The ambiance is casual with elaborately decorated rooms and dining areas. They usually have a decent sized lunch crowd. However, on this visit, I was the only one seated at the Sushi Bar. This gave me the opportunity to converse a little with the Sushi Chef.
I decided to go with some popular sushi favorites (according to the Sushi Chef). This included Shrimp, Red Snapper and Smoked Salmon Sushi (two pieces each). I began everything with a hot bowl of Miso Soup, which set the tone for some great flavors to follow.
My favorite of the three was the Smoked Salmon, which had a delicious smoked flavor, very fresh and gently placed on rice. The Shrimp and Red Snapper were also great, but the Smoked Salmon was definitely my favorite. Afterwards, I ordered a set of California Rolls (eight pieces), which were also great, with a slightly salty flavor.
Fuji Ya also has Hibachi Chefs who cook in front of you at the hibachi tables with their own entertaining style. They have four Hibachi rooms. Two of them are large enough for 40 people. The other two can hold 15 and 20 people.
If you are craving sushi, Fuji Ya offers a nice stop to enjoy some delicacies in a casual environment at a decent price. Don’t miss Dollar Sushi on Thursdays!
Fuji Ya is located at Northlake Square, 4135 Lavista Rd #310, Tucker, GA 30084
770-270-1188 | LuckyKeyFujiYa.com